Woody Allen is a Pimp in New ‘Fading Gigolo’ Trailer

    August 14, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Though the writer/director is now 77, Woody Allen hasn’t slowed down in recent years. In the past five years he has written and directed critically acclaimed movies such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Whatever Works, and Midnight in Paris. Though Allen has slowed his acting appearances, he is now brushing up on his acting skills in the upcoming Fading Gigolo.

The movie stars Allen as an aging pimp, with character actor John Turturro playing a new gigolo. Turturro (who is most famous for his roles in movies such as The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and the Transformers series) has written the screenplay for Fading Gigolo and is directing the flick.

The movie will be featured at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, which this week released a trailer for it. Seen below, the preview shows that Fading Gigolo could be similar to Woody Allen’s own movies, complete with sardonic humor and a romanticized view of New York City.

  • http://www.youngprofessionalcompanion.com Vlad

    Fading Gigolo is a nice move – great actors, soft humor… Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone are ultra hot. Enjoyed watching.

    Vlad, http://www.YoungProfessionalCompanion.com

  • http://movieinfodb.com/en/people/4430/Sharon+Stone Sharon Stone

    John Turturro proofed that he can handle a light comedy as an actor as well as a director. It is easy to see how he got Woody Allen to appear in his film because the story could be by Woody Allen himself and the figure Allen plays sounds as familiar as it can be. Even the Jewish neighborhood fits very well.

    The movie starts out with no waste of time as a Woody Allen-style comedy without overdoing it. Allen coaxes Turturro, who works in a flower shop to become a hired lover for rich middle aged ladies. They share the money he gets and Allen spends it for the black! family he lives with. This partnership works out pretty fast and quite successful. But then the story does a sudden turn into deeper emotions when Allen connects him with the widow Avigal who is a devoted Jewess who after two years still mourns her dead husband…

    Although many scenes begin as a comedy some end on a very touching note. John Turturro knows when it is best to let the audience guess what will come next. Although a bit of a fairy tale story he never completely leaves the bounds of reality, especially in the end of the film. I left the theater with a smile.